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    Why are computers so ANNOYING!

    Can anybody help me out in this one, its something has got downloaded onto my comp (probs by ma sis) and its doin ma noggin in! everytime i click Internet Explorer it comes up with this:



    and this wee thing on my taskbar keeps on coming up with this message and i don't want it:



    can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance

    Steve
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    Might be a simple question but
    Have you tryed to run a spyware S&D app to remove it? adaware se perhaps?
    Have you tryed a full system AV scan?
    Computers are not annoying its the people that don't know how to use them that are annoying.
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    No av not tried any of them?

    What should i do?
    Am not a genuis at comps but ma sis is as thick as 2 planks of wood so all things go wrong.

    Thanks

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    That's our old friend PSGuard.

    Download Spybot and that'll get rid of it. Oh, and see Norton's Antivirus? As much use as a chocolate teapot. Download something like Avast or AVG Antivirus and AVG Spyware.
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    Well so far its got rid of the home page thing but that wee thing on my task bar is still there?

    All it is doin is redirecting me to a page where i have to buy some sort of spyprotection thing?

    any ideas?

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    use AVG Antispyware which was Ewido. Great software.

    Also, its best to download and run HiJack This! It will produce a log which will tell us what is running when you start up your computer etc.

    If you post that log we can generally tell you what to remove and what to use to remove.

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    The "SpyLock" thingy..

    Follow the steps here matey
    1. Print out these instructions as we will need to close every window that is open later in the fix.
    2. Download SmitfraudFix.exe from here and save it to your desktop:

      SmitFraudFix.exe
    3. Confirm that the file SmitfraudFix.exe now resides on your desktop, but do not double-click on the icon as of yet. We will use it in later steps. The icon will look like the one below:
    4. Next, please reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following:
      1. Restart your computer
      2. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
      3. Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
      4. Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode.
      5. When you are at the logon prompt, log in as the same user that you had performed the previous steps as.
    5. When your computer has started in safe mode, and you see the desktop, close all open Windows.
    6. Now, double-click on the SmitFraudfix icon that should be residing on your desktop.

    7. When the tool first starts you will see a credits screen. Simply press any key on your keyboard to get to the next screen.
    8. You will now see a menu. Press the number 2 on your keyboard and the press the enter key to choose the option Clean (safe mode recommended).

    9. The program will start cleaning your computer and go through a series of cleanup processes. When it is done, it will automatically start the Disk Cleanup program.

      This program will remove all Temp, Temporary Internet Files, and other files that may be leftover files from this infection. This process can take up to a few hours depending on your computer, so please be patient. When it is complete, it will close automatically and you will should continue with step 11.
    10. When Disk Cleanup is finished, you will be presented with an option asking Do you want to clean the registry ? (y/n). At this screen you should press the Y button on your keyboard and then press the enter key.
    11. When this last routine is finished, you will be presented with a red screen stating Computer will reboot now. Close all applications. You should now press the spacebar on your computer. A counter will appear stating that the computer will reboot in 15 seconds. Do not cancel this countdown and allow your computer to reboot.
    12. Once the computer has rebooted, you will be presented with a Notepad screen containing a log of all the files removed from your computer. Examine this log, and when you are done, close the Notepad screen.
    Your computer should now be free of the SpyLocked and SpywareLocked infections.

    This IS the answer to this problem and no matter how many times you run other spyware tools and antivirus tools it wont be removed properly..

    That should get you soretd.
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    ^^^^ m8, i can defo recomend sloodge's it knowledge, he sorted out my laptop via remote assistant, trust me, although it seems long, do it, this guy knows what he's talking about^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by A51M View Post
    ^^^^ m8, i can defo recomend sloodge's it knowledge, he sorted out my laptop via remote assistant, trust me, although it seems long, do it, this guy knows what he's talking about^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Better then me becaus i have to visit a pc to fix it.
    Hmn @£10 per hr having to deal with norton easy £20 in my pocket.
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    Slpoodge Is a LEGEND !!!!!!

    10 Stars my friend

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